Magic Bullet Kitchen Express review (short version): a blender and a food processor in one, it’s a little treat.
When it comes to the best blenders, the best NutriBullets are a go-to brand. Its hassle-free handling and compact ball-style design revolutionized smoothie making and suddenly made being fit and healthy a ‘thing’.
So it’s no surprise when NutriBullet released a mini food processor to save us even more precious time in the kitchen. The Magic Bullet Kitchen Express is a 2-in-1 blender and mini food processor that practically does the prep work for you. In addition to mixing your smoothies, you can quickly change the blades for slicing, dicing, chopping or grinding food for meals.
For someone like me who dreads the arduous task of chopping and dicing onions and vegetables, this is the perfect mix (no pun intended). In addition, no more eyes that run onions!
The Magic Bullet Kitchen Express is small but convenient, but can it perform as well as a standard food processor? I’m a huge fan of Nutribullet blenders in general, so I was very keen to put this to the test with a bit of blitz and mixing. Here is what I found …
NutriBullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express: price and availability
For a convenient all-in-one, the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express is very affordable at just Â£ 69.99. It is slightly cheaper than a standard food processor, but offers more versatility. In the US, this Nutribullet costs $ 70, and in Australia, AU $ 130.
It is available from most electrical and general retailers, and ideal for those on a budget.
NutriBullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express: design and features
At just 12 x 11 x 7 inches, the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express looks rather tame (slightly taller than my mug!). However, it is equipped with a 250 W motor base with a speed of 10,000 rpm which provides noticeable power.
The key feature here, however, is its dual purpose of a base handling two different attachments. This practical 2-in-1 appeal also makes it the perfect space solution for those with small (or cluttered) countertops. You won’t need to bother with two separate devices unless you really need them. But if you didn’t want the extra expense, the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express offers better value.
It comes with an 830ml work bowl with feed chute, stacked chopping blade, pusher, two large cups with lid and user guide. There are two types of blades, including the cross blade, designed for coarse chopping, mincing and mashing (cross blade), while the reversible slice / grater disc is used for grating or slicing food. Giving you great versatility when slicing and carving through a storm.
Designed for convenience, it is simple to use and change attachments with a single click and twist to lock in place. The dial on the base runs the motor with three modes, On, Off and Pulse, for those quick bursts of power.
Those with a penchant for practical kitchen appliances (including me!) Will love the fact that everything is mini – even the tall (or lower) cups for smoothies. They are perfect for those who are always on the go or to keep them in the fridge. The work / food bowl is light to carry, with a sturdy handle made of durable plastic. Plus, it’s easy to clean (hurray!), With all dishwasher-safe parts except the electric base. You can’t do better than this.
NutriBullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express: performance
The Magic Bullet Kitchen Express is surprisingly powerful for its size. After tossing fruit into the cup, he had no problem quickly making a creamy and flavorful smoothie. If you can taste a bit of pulp, you can just switch to the fast âpulseâ setting until you like it. Despite the mini mug size, you could easily get two full glasses out of it, if you wanted to share!
Similar results were applied to the food processor which chopped the onions and garlic in no time, although some pieces came out bigger than others. He was also able to grind things like coffee beans and almonds into a nice powder. But it can be hit or miss depending on the type of food, so be sure to use the correct blade.
Keep in mind that the size of the work bowl can only accommodate servings for 1 to 2 people, which may not be practical for large families or those who like to cook up a storm! For this, a larger food processor or one with advanced features would be more advantageous.
The minor drawbacks are that you would still need to cut larger items to fit into the small feed chute, and the motor can be quite noisy. But these are not deal-breakers.
Either way, it’s the perfect 2-in-1 tool for making quick snacks like salsa dips and hummus when you’re in a rush. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the simplicity and ease of use which is definitely a bonus!
NutriBullet Magic Bullet Kitchen Express: verdict
The Magic Bullet Express might not look fancy, but it’s a mighty little powerhouse. The advantages of a 2 in 1 blender and food processor certainly have their advantages, and the results are almost identical to those of a standard food processor. Its compact design is perfect for those short on space in the kitchen, but it also means you’ll only get small amounts of it. For larger households that would need more capacity or advanced features, this is probably not ideal for your needs.
However, if you’re looking for the power and convenience to do those little prep tasks, this Nutribullet does a terrific job.